This email with the subject "Partnership needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 07 Mar 2006 05:54:46 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Partnership needed Sir/Madam Re: Future business Partner My name is Martin Andy. I work with the Standard Bank Limited as an account officer. In the discharge of my duty, I stumbled on this domiciliary account that has remained dormant for three years now with eight million dollars(US$8M) in it. I contacted my Director and we sent out staff for enquiries and discovered that the account holder died in motor accident with the next of kin, his wife. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 3 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at $17,000,000.00(seventeen Million US Dollars).That is the principal amount added the interest for 3 years can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money. I will get all the required papers from the appropriate offices to ensure that the bank sees you as the real next of kin to this deceased customer. In view of this, I got your contact in my country's trade journal after which I was convinced to contact you and introduce this business with you as a foreigner. The request of the foreigner as a next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that, the customer was a foreigner and I can not stand as the next of kin to a foreigner. I have agreed to share this money with you in the mutual understanding of 65% /25%/10%. Meaning that, you will keep 25% as commission, while I keep 65% and 10% is set outside for expenses that may be incurred during the proceed of this transaction. Thereafter I will visit your country for mutual sharing between both of us. Bear in mind also that I would like to invest my own part of the share in your country. As I am almost due for retirement. For us to proceed towards this transaction, you have to send an application text to the security company as the next of kin to their deceased customer. I am writing you so that we can work with you to remit the money to you as the next of kin. It is a simple process which will take a short while to process and outside this arrangement am making with you, The bank management will confiscate the money as unclaimed. If I hear from you, I will give you more information about the fund. Please contact me through this email address: email@example.com Best Regards, Martin Andy